• Common Name : Balunaguta
• Scientific Name : Stachytarpheta indika
• Family : Verbinaceae
• Life cycle : Annual
• Morphological characters : Herbaceous plant, grows up to 0.5 – 0.75 m height.
Leaves: elliptic leaf consists with serrated margin and decussate leaf arrangement.
Inflorescence : apical spike, bush color. Flower is purple color.
• Propagation : Seeds
• Agricultural importance : Compete with crops for nutrition, water and solar radiation.
• Uses : No specific use.
• Control measures :Hand weeding and mechanical methods.